In the beginning a bunch of hydrogen atoms were whizzing around in outer space. Soon the circle they travelled in got tighter, forming a growing spherical mass in the centre. Eventually some protons and neutrons and other bits and bobs started misbehaving, there was some fusion and an almighty explosion, somebody cried, “Oh fuck!” and Just Language was born.
Eric and Dan somehow manage to work (if you can call it that) together on this project despite being seperated by the Atlantic Ocean, which really isn’t that much of a divide.
A flattering photo:
Dan lives in Derbyshire County, England, UK.
His interest in words and language stems from when he started reading newspapers in the 1980s and didn’t have a clue what half the words meant, and had to look up words like nadir, asshole and megalomania in the dictionary which taught him words even his teachers didn’t know or like, words such as: if, but, why.
His favourite word is “inertia.”
Eric resides in Upstate South Carolina, USA, and enjoys referring to himself in the third person.
Eric is a journalist whose interest in language is necessary for staying employed. He speaks with a bit of a Southern drawl and enjoys learning from others across the globe with exotic accents — particularly if they can divulge the best literary devices for putting down yo mama.
Eric likes names for businesses and songs that substitute “k” for “c” and “z” for “s.”
Eric’s favorite word is “metropolis.”